Thunderbird School of Global Management and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies have announced a new strategic collaboration in executive education. Through this new alliance, Thunderbird is taking its top-ranked Executive MBA to Geneva, its well-established European headquarters for its Corporate Learning division. Both schools will also expand their menu of offerings in executive education, through collaborative open enrollment programs and the development of a joint certificate.
The Executive MBA program ranked No. 3 worldwide in the Wall Street Journal 2008 .
Most Executive MBA program modules will take place in Geneva, with global rotations in China, Russia, the Middle East and the Americas. The program will begin in the fall of 2009.
“Thunderbird is very pleased to expand our operations in Geneva, a hub for European leaders and an influential city worldwide,” said Thunderbird President Ángel Cabrera.
The Graduate Institute will provide support and teach key courses in the program, hosting some of the Thunderbird modules at its Geneva campus ; however, the majority of the instruction will remain under Thunderbird’s management faculty. “We are proud to expand this tradition by collaborating with Thunderbird on such initiatives, since the world’s leadership is in need of expanding the public-private dialogue.”, says Philippe Burrin, director of the Institute.
The theme of bringing leaders together from the public and private sectors will also resonate within the jointly-offered open enrollment and certificate programs. On a broad range of topics, from international negotiations to assessing and managing global risk, participants will engage experts from international affairs and global management education, providing a multidisciplinary lens for addressing the challenges in complex global organizations.
Founded in 1946, Thunderbird is the first and only graduate school focused exclusively on global business. With global operations in the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe including Russia, Thunderbird is regarded as the world’s leading institution in the education of global managers. For more about Thunderbird, please visit the website.
About The Geneva Institute of International and Development Studies
The Graduate Institute, an institution of higher education and research, provides independent and rigorous analyses of current and emerging world issues with a double emphasis on international relations and development studies. The Institute also offers a range of fundamental and applied research, particularly on five themes which are important to international affairs : Trade and Integration, Conflict and Peace-Building, Migration and Refugees, Environment and Health Policy. For more information about The Graduate Institute, visit the website.